Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Empty Manger: Christmas Without Christ

Christmas Without Christ
By Erin Brown
December 16, 2010

2,000 years ago, there was no room for Mary and Joseph at the inn in Bethlehem.  Fittingly enough, in the past two years, there was no room for their baby at the network evening news shows.  Every year, millions of Americans celebrate the most important Christian holiday by reflecting upon the significance of the birth of Christ.  Families attend church, count blessings and exchange gifts, and yet the evening news broadcasts for ABC, CBS and NBC almost completely ignored these religious traditions by leaving Christ and God out of Christmas.

Two years of Christmas coverage on three networks produced a scant 1.3 percent of stories mentioning the deity.  The true message of Christmas, the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, has simply been ignored by the mainstream media.
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  1. Is the image copywrited?

  2. Not by me. I can't relocate the original source where I found it, although at the time all I used for an image keyword search was "empty manger". However, the image was used (in reverse) here:
    Looks like it might have been a scan of a Christmas card.

  3. Yes it's true, the birth of Christ has nothing to do with December 25th.  Sure we all know, if asked, that it's just a time to attend church and exchange gifts.  Jesus was born on September 29th., so Happy Birthday Lord for today is 9/29/11.